About The Speaker
Bestselling Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US. Roland Kelts is author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US. As a journalist, essayist and columnist, he writes for many publications, such as The New Yorker, Time magazine, and The Japan Times, and is an authority on Japan’s contemporary literary and popular cultures. He imparts his unique perspective on Japanese pop culture as a media commentator on CNN, NPR, NHK and the BBC. Recently, Kelts delivered a TED Talk in Tokyo at TedxHaneda.